MONROE (WWJ) — Police have reportedly spoken with a man who allegedly tried to abduct a young boy from his yard last night.
The incident happened on Eastchester Street around 8 p.m. on Thursday. The boy was in his yard grabbing garbage cans when a white man with tattoos and a black hat pulled up and demanded he get in the vehicle.
The boy ran inside and called his father, who came right home and called police.
“At this point with what we are kind of left with it doesn’t necessarily suggest that a crime has occurred but it is highly suspicious and alarming to us that someone would do that, especially not knowing the intentions of an individual and why they would direct a child to get in their car,” Monroe Police Lieutenant John Wall told WWJ.
The red van described by the boy was found blocks away with no one inside.
A passenger in the vehicle stated she was with the driver at the time and corroborated the driver’s statements this evening. Though the investigation is continuing, at this point it appears no criminal activity took place.